Glucksman Ireland House NYU presents our Fall 2012 calendar of events with support from:
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With his compelling, fast-paced account, John Kelly vividly captures one of the worst disasters to strike humankind in The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street, between Delancey and Broome.
A writer to writer investigation of the creative process and its interplay with domesticity and intimacy using Emily Dickinson and her maid margaret Maher as signature figures.
Hosted by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
Presented by Dr. Elizabeth FitzPatrick, this lecture explores the role of ancestral attachment and pedigree of place in the assembly practices of Gaelic lords, using the historical archaeology of landscape, place-names, folklore, medieval poetry and other literature.
Acclaimed Clare-based folk singer/songwriter Seán Tyrell uniquely accompanies himself on mandocello and tenor guitar.
Renowned historian Alvin Jackson of the University of Edinburgh speaks on the experience of Ireland and Scotland in the United Kingdom, as explored in his recent book, The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007.
NYU Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street, between University Place & Greene St.
The very best in contemporary Irish cinema comes to NYC with Irish Film New York, a special four-day festival including screenings, filmmaker Q&As, and panel discussions.
See event page for details, including tickets and lineup.
Presented with support from Culture Ireland and the Irish Film Board.
Descendants of major figures in the Irish Civil War, Cormac O'Malley and Erskine C. Childers examine the bonds between kindred nationalist spirits with "Republican Friendships: Erskine & Molly Childers and Ernie O'Malley, 1921-1924."
Beloved musical priest from east Galway Monsignor Charlie Coen, aka "Father Charlie," plays traditional tunes on concertina with Jimmy Coen on guitar.
Named for a Philadelphia educator and life-long lover of poetry who recently completed his 63rd year of teaching, the inaugural Tom Quinlan Lecture will be delivered by poet Katharine Towers, winner of the 2011 Seamus Heaney Prize for her collection, The Floating Man.
Senior Irish Language Lecturer Pádraig Ó Cearúill and professional singer Ashley Davis teach Irish language through traditional songs in this afternoon-long workshop. Free.
Renowned authority on the Second World War Prof. Denis Smyth of the University of Toronto discusses the Irish influence on the British guerrilla warfare against Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy during WWII.
Due to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, New York University is closed through Saturday, November 3rd. Our annual Irish Institute Lecture has been postponed; however, we look forward to announcing a new date for the lecture with Margaret MacCurtain in the coming days.
Social activist, feminist historian, and nun Dr. Margaret Mac Curtain, O.P., speaks on the past, present & future of the Irish Catholic Church for the sixth annual Irish Institute of New York Lecture. Free.
Due to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, New York University is closed through Saturday, November 3rd. Unfortunately, Ambassador McDonagh's talk has been postponed. Glucksman Irleand House NYU is looking at how the Ambassador will share his presentation with the rescheduled symposium on The Ambassadorship of Poetry in the future.
In "The Ambassadorship of Poetry," Philip McDonagh traces intersections of diplomacy and the poetic voice from the Greek polis to the modern embassy. Philip is the current Irish Ambassador to Russia and is the author of three poetry collections. This lecture is part of a two-day symposium on The Ambassadorship of Poetry taking place at Glucksman Ireland House NYU November 2-3, 2012. Free.
Award-winning poet Catherine Phil MacCarthy reads from her recent work, including her new collection, The Invisible Threshold (Dedalus Press) and Vona Groarke reads from her collection, Spindrift (Gallery Press).
Presented with support from Culture Ireland.
James T. Patterson, Professor Emeritus from Brown University, revisits Daniel Patrick Moynihan's 1965 report, "The Negro Family," to assess its place in public policy for the fourth Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture. Free.
Profs. Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh of Harvard University and Margaret Preston of Augustana College launch a collection that illuminates two centuries of life in Ireland through topics such as midwifery, mental health, and alcoholism.
Discover the Irish language in a program designed for learners of all levels, led by NYU Irish Studies Language Lecturers Pádraig Ó Cearúill and Hilary Mhic Suibhne. Free.
Veteran New York journalist and novelist Pete Hamill reads from his latest publication The Christmas Kid: And Other Brooklyn Stories, a collection of Brooklyn-based stories spanning thirty years of Hamill's legendary career.
Novelist, playwright, and poet Dermot Healy reads from his latest novel, Long Time, No See, which writer Roddy Doyle calls "Funny, sad, wild, tender, profound, brilliant... [by] Ireland's finest living novelist."
Eugene Hynes, professor of sociology at Kettering University, explores the 1879 Marian apparitions at Knock, Co. Mayo and the momentous changes in religious belief that Ireland experienced in this period. Free.
What did Abraham Lincoln think about the American Irish and what did the American Irish think about him? Prof. Kevin Kenny of Boston College considers these questions in the context of immigration, military service, and slavery for the fourteenth annual Ernie O'Malley Lecture. Free.
Dublin-born button accordionist James Keane has made his mark as a powerful performer; his latest recording is The Heir of the Dog.
Pádraig Ó Cearúill hosts an evening of traditional music and song with NYU students and local musicians, including perennial favorites The Washington Square Harp & Shamrock Orchestra. Free.
Unless otherwise noted, admission is free to most events for Members of Glucksman Ireland House and all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For non-members: $10 donation at the door for regular event series; $15 donation at the door for Blarney Star Concert Series.
In order to ensure a seat at events, please RSVP to 212-998-3950 (option 3) or email firstname.lastname@example.org, except for the Blarney Star Concert Series which does not accept reservations.
All events are held at Glucksman Ireland House unless otherwise noted.
All events are supported by members of Glucksman Ireland House. Become a member.
Glucksman Ireland House NYU’s Fall 2012 Events are also made possible by The Nissan Foundation; Imagine Ireland an initiative of Culture Ireland; and Ireland’s Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
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